By: Ray Charlie Diaz May 30,2018 - 10:38 PM

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III (sixth from right) is with Governor’s Cup Volleyball champions Mandaue City at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

CPSC vows to hold second season of Governor’s Cup volleyball next year

Following the success of the Governor’s Cup 18-Under Inter-Cities and Municipalities Volleyball Tournament 2018, which was ruled by Mandaue City on Wednesday night, the organizing Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) said it would work on holding a “better’ second season next year.

CPSC Executive Director Attorney Ramil Abing said the first season of the volleyball tournament under the administration of Governor Hilario Davide III turned out to be very successful, capped off by a masterful 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 victory by Mandaue over the City of Carcar in Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

“This deserves a second season,” said Abing during last night’s Finals game. “We’ll do it again next year, still during summer time. In fact, we are already planning on how we could make the next season even better.”

Mandaue swept Carcar, 2-0, in the championship series and finished without a set lost in the Finals en route to winning the crown and the P300,000 purse.

Governor Davide, who was present to award the winning team, was also satisfied with the outcome of the tournament.

“I hope we can sustain this sports program. Next year, through CPSC, we can continue this volleyball tournament,” he said.

Aside from Davide, other noted guests during the final game of the season were Provincial Board Member (6th District) Glen Bercede, Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna and Mandaue City Councilor Kevin Cabahug.

According to Abing, the tournament really served its purpose as it gave players from all over the province a chance to be seen and a chance to play on a bigger stage.

“I have noticed few scouts from Cesafi teams making appearances in some games of this tournament. Those instances already proved the effectivity of the competition’s purpose,” Abing said.

Tournament MVP

Emerging the best player of the tournament was Mandaue City’s Shiela Mae Kiseo, who was named tournament Most Valuable Player after the championship game.

Kiseo, a former University of San Jose-Recoletos volleybelle who is bringing her talents to the Far Eastern University in Manila after this tournament, was pleased to have helped her team win the crown.

“I made sure that before I advance to my next journey, I can leave something memorable to my teammates. And this is it,” said the 17-year-old Kiseo from Barangay Cambaro in Mandaue City. “I owe all of the success to God. I also want to thank my family and all the people who supported us.”

Carcar won P200,000 for finishing second place.

Meanwhile, Catmon defeated Argao, 28-26, 25-16, 25-12, in the first game to bag third place honors.

Catmon, thus, took home the P100,000 cash prize at stake.

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